As a leader and a competitor, Luke Theis is as at home on a keyboard and mouse as he ever was on the gridiron for the Missouri Western Griffons.
The Lee’s Summit, Missouri, native played on special teams for five seasons in the football program, including his redshirt freshman year, primarily as a punter. He recorded thousands of yards punted and kicks exceeding 60 yards in NCAA Division II competition.
Today, he is pursuing a master’s degree in sports and fitness management, while anchoring the nascent competitive computer gaming program led by director and head coach Christian Konczal. It is from this position that Theis envisions a future campus that is as defined by the exploits of its gamers in